Jury members in the murder trial of Michael Lawson have handed down two convictions this afternoon in Anchorage. Lawson has been found guilty of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence. Lawson was accused of murdering Bethany Correira in 2003 in
Talkeetna Anchorage (Correira was from Talkeetna, but was shot and killed in Anchorage).
The jury is still working on three additional charges: arson, kidnapping and first-degree murder, but they’re having trouble reaching consensus.
Tune in to Alaska News Nightly this evening on APRN stations statewide for details.
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David Shurtleff, APRN – Anchorage